Skip to main content

About your Search

20130106
20130114
SHOW
Today 7
Cavuto 6
( more )
STATION
CNNW 44
KGO (ABC) 20
MSNBCW 18
CNN 16
FBC 14
KPIX (CBS) 14
KNTV (NBC) 13
WMAR (ABC) 13
KRON (MyNetworkTV) 12
KTVU (FOX) 11
WJLA (ABC) 10
SFGTV2 9
WTTG (FOX) 9
WRC (NBC) 8
( more )
LANGUAGE
English 296
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 296 (some duplicates have been removed)
CBS
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
the total to 44 states. and the c.d.c. said the percentage of people going to the hospital for treatment has doubled in the past month. we asked dr. jon lapook to give us the latest. >> reporter: the emergency in boston was declared after confirmed cases of flu reached 700. there were just 70 at this time last year. across the state, 18 patients have died. dr. barbara ferrer is the executive director of the boston public health commission. >> in the last two weeks alone we've doubled our number. so if we continue at this rate to see new cases, we'll have an explosion of flu in the city of boston. so we really need to get ahead of this at this point in time. >> reporter: and to do that, officials are urging vaccination for everyone six months and older. clinics will be giving free shots this weekend. lehigh valley hospital in pennsylvania is getting as many as 100 patients a day with flu- like symptoms. a tent has been set up to handle the less serious cases. nurse terry burger is in charge of infection control. >> we need a full functioning, active emergency department for the community, and
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 2:00am PST
official acknowledging the outbreak has reached a new level. >> if you look at the charts that the cdc put out on their website, it clearly has gone above that threshold. we are into what would classically be described as a flu epidemic. >> senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is live in ft. worth, texas, with what may be some good news. she has an early read on the new flu numbers that we're getting. elizabeth, what have you learned? >> the cdc every friday release the new flu numbers. i got an early look at them. as you said a little bit of good news. the flu activity in this country has gone down a bit. two weeks ago we were talking about 29 states having high levels of flu activity. now we're talking about 24 states having high level of flu activity. that is good news. now i want to talk about the numbers in a sightly different way. this gets confusing, so bear with me. we're seeing less flu in the united states, but it is spread out more. geographically it has spread out to more locations. so, to put that in terms of numbers, two weeks ago, 41 states were seeing widespread act
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
a decade. it has the cdc concerned and tonight, cities across the country and their hospitals are feeling the strain, and we haven't even reached the 50 yard line of flu season. emergency departments have become ground zero in the fight against the flu. at new york st. barnabus hospital the hallways are packed with patients. what's the status today? >> right now compared to last year at this time we've seen three times as many flu patients as we've seen all of last year. >> reporter: more than 50 cases a day of flu-like symptoms. is it fair to say you are overwhelmed? >> i'd say yes we're at overflow right now, we definitely are, we're very busy. >> reporter: patients like lawrence johansson. >> yesterday morning, fever, feeling terrible. >> reporter: you look like you feel lousy. >> i do. >> reporter: at brigham and women's hospital, 50 more already this year than all of last year. veteran e.r. doctor, dr. charles pazner. >> patients feel like they're run over by a bus, body aches, joint aches, feverish, oftentimes have sweats. >> reporter: in chicago hospitals are so overwhelmed with pa
KRON
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> the cdc is also a sign that this vaccination for this flu season is unprecedented. california is just one of a few states that is not from the few full force. it has crossed the threshold to become an official epidemic with the number of deaths that has already claimed. this year's strain known as h3n2 is a particularly nasty one. we're seeing people, very high fever, um often they're laying down curled up, looking very unwell. quite severe, seeing rates of hospitalization higher than last 2 years and enough to give us all concern. the cdc says 20 children have died since the beginning of the flu season. it doesn't track adults, but some states have reported dozens of deaths. >> pam: that was catherine heenan reporting. the c-d-c says the flu becomes epidemic at some point every year. but this year it's about two weeks earlier than usual. >> vivian brown, one of the san francisco twin sisters, known for their colorful matching outfits and infectious smiles. has died. the 85-year-old brown suffered from alzheimer's disease and died in her sleep wednesday. vivian, and her sister, marian, w
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
in there to check on her, and she was gone. >> reporter: the cdc said 18 of the affecting states are about to hit epidemic levels for the flu. things are likely to get worse. there are five more weeks before the end of this flu season. reporting from new york. >> abc2 news is your source for the very latest information on this flu outbreak as it continues. >> abc2 news linda so has been following the outbreak and has more on why this season is more dangerous. >> reporter: it's the type of flu strain. it's called the h3n2. that could be one of the reasons why we're seeing so many cases so early in the season. flu season typically peaks in february but many hospitals saw a spike in december. the numbers were way up. 875 patients came into the emergency room last month with flu-like symptoms. on any given day as many as 25 to 30 patients are being seen in the emergency department. the h3n2 strain has been known to make you feel more sick and cause more respiratory problems, especially in the elderly. >> it's not a new or novel flu strain when we had the swine flu that came out a couple years ago, bu
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
/7. call 1-800-progressive. >> tomorrow, the cdc will release its latest flu numbers. they expect a big jump. viruses considered widespread in 40 states. tracy potts has more on the flu frenzy in today's medical alert. >> in boston, the mayor declared a public health emergency. they have had 700 cases so far. >> that is 10 times the number of total cases we saw last year. >> they are offering free flu shots to combat what the cdc says could be one of the worst flu seasons we have seen in years. >> it was like something hit me like a truck. >> doctor visits have doubled in the last four weeks. some schools have closed. crowded emergency rooms are turning people away. this pennsylvania hospital set up a tent for the overflow. >> we can see them, and evaluate them, discharge them right from the tent. >> so far, at 18 children have died, including this 6-year-old from texas. >> she was daddy's girl. i do not know what to do. >> this north carolina hair salon is seen the impact on workers and customers. >> they are canceling appointments, rescheduling, coming in coughing. it has been bad. >>
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
-related. the epidemic rages across the entire country, and the cdc is reporting now that they have classified 41 states as having what they call widespread flu activity. more than 2200 people hospitalized, 18 children, 23 adolescents, sadly have died nationwide. the percentage of people seeing their health care provider for flu-like symptoms has climbed sharply. from just under 3% the almost 6%, doubling in the last four weeks. last year's relatively mild season peaked. experts are calling this year's flu strikingly similar to the severe strain of 2003 and for resulting in more than 40,000 from related deaths. this season is just getting started. according to the cdc, increased selectivity could continue for up to two more months, persisting much as the h1 in one or swine flu pandemic of 2009 that resulted in nearly half a million deaths worldwide. meanwhile, hospitals across the country are reporting they are overwhelmed by the number of patients with influenza-like symptoms flooding their emergency rooms. one pennsylvania hospital has been forced to put up by huge mobil surged ten to to handle incomi
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. so the death toll grows. cdc releases numbers, 20 children have died and overall there are now 27 dead in minnesota, 22 in pennsylvania, 18 in massachusetts, 8 in oklahoma and six in illinois. nationwide the grim total may be higher since not all of the deaths are initially reported as linked to the flu. anna is following all this develop by the hour. live in the new york city newsroom. >> reporter: officials say the flu outbreak may be slowing, cuomo declared a state health emergency. flu has been reported in all states, 57 counties and all five boroughs. boston has been hit particularly hard. death toll stands at six including a child under the age of 6. stated public health officials say the flu's early arrival and fierce symptoms have caused patients to flood emergency rooms and a rush on vaccine. nationally officials say supplies are running low in some places, but vaccine is still available. nearly 130 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed and so far at least 112 million have been used. they say it's not too late to get your shot. >> this is one
FOX
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
.s..../ has... formula's.../, 3 the... c.d.c... . says... there's... still enough vaccine... toogo around. 3 this particular strain of flu is nasty and has created a sudden surge in the demand for the vaccine... kathleen cairns has more... on how the baltimore reggon is coping.... &pkathleen. 3&p thissstrain offthe flu is strongg. the virus an llnger on meeal... and lastic... for up tooeight hours... that means the door knob you - touch.... couud be your ticket to a health disaater. the best advice... keep washing &pyour hands.. andget he flu -3 shot.. 3 -3 3 pon north carolinn st. ... 3 &p3 the flu either... they wont &p 3& the cdc is calling this the decade.... more then half the - ptate's report widespread outbreaks. everyoneeis urged to get the vvccine. kc oxx45 news at five. 3&pa company based out oo reno, nevada comes up ith a way to screen for breast cancer that it says is non-invasive... and extremely accurate. accurate.this bra... developed -3 byyffrst warning systems... reporteddy detects temperature c
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30am EST
the cdc on growing flu epidemic among children there have been 18 deaths reported so far this season. from coast to coast americans are waging a losing battle against the nasty flu strain. doctors overrun with patients are running low on flu shots and tests as the virus continues to spread. more than 180 million vaccine doses has been distributed worldwide but clinics can't keep up with demand. pharmacists are struggling to fill prescription drugs and schools across the country reports hundreds of children out sick. one school district in oklahoma canceled class after a quarter of the students became ill. >> when it hits you, it knocks you quick. >> one county in new york reports 2300 cases of the flu. last year at this time there, were 5 cases. cdc says the seasonal flu will cost businesses nearly 10 1/2 billion dollars in direct cost for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults and that doesn't include sick pay and work delays and overall lost productivity. abc2news.com/flu is your place to go for all flu related questions you might have especially about the shots or remedies or
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
. the cdc reports widespread flu activity in nearly every state except california, mississippi and hawaii. why mississippi would be there in the middle of things and not have a wid spread. probably has more to do with reporting than reality. it was widespread in just 41 states in the previous week. in eastern oklahoma one school district canceled classes because nearly one quarter of the 650 students report they came down with the flu bug. and we reported about shortages of flu vaccine in some areas in the united states including the city of summerville massachusetts but the cdc director says calm down with that. the overall picture is good and folks have plenty of opportunities to get the shot. >> if you haven't been vaccinated and want to be, better late than never but call the preprovider ahead of time. most of of the more than 130 million doses produced by vaccine manufacturers this year have already been given. >> shepard: and it is still too early to tell how bad flu season may yet turn out. it already killed at least 20 kids across the country as i mentioned. jonathan, what are you
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
're better. see you tonight. fbn. >> eric: we have a fox news alert. the cdc just released new figures showing dramatic and dangerous statistics about this year's flu season that is raging across the united states. 47 states are now dealing with widespread outbreak of the deadly flu. this strain is now officially being called an epidemic. that new designate means more than seven in 100 deaths in the country are caused by the fires. the hardest hit in the midwest, minnesota, 27 people died. in the east, pennsylvania, 22 dead. and down south, 22 people have perished in south carolina. pretty sobering given that this may be another six to eight weeks for the season. we "fivers" want to tell you how we are dealing with the there. greg is handling it from bed. he is recovering and he will be okay. kimberly, we have home medications. how are you handling it? >> kimberly: there are quite a few missing at 6:00 tonight. i could use this at my house. the little guy last night at 1:30, sure enough. started, you know, throwing up. the whole deal. we went to the doctor's office. dr. michael ronin.
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
to give you an idea what that means. the cdc declares an epidemic when the percentage of deaths reported from a disease is above a certain threshold. in this case, that threshold is 7.2%. and our current situation, the number of deaths from the flu is now at 7.3% of those who have it today in new york governor andrew cuomo declaring health emergency that gives him executive power to alarm pharmacists for the next 30 days to give the flu shot to patients who are between the ages of six months and 18 years old. under current state law pharmacists could only administer the vaccine to 18 years and older. those at risk having serious complications from the flu. new york's leaders urging everyone to get a flu shot immediately as the number of flu cases keeps climbing. >> we are setting records in our urgent care center in the number of patients. seeing a lot of people coming with shortness of breath and wheezing. >> i want you to take a look at this map here. you will see the cdc is reporting the bug is wide spreads spread in 47 states. everywhere except california, mississippi and hawaii. ton
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
, the cdc provided first indication as to how well the vaccine is working. turns out it's 62% effective, meaning, if you got the vaccine you're 62% less likely to have to visit your doctor for the flu. but the cdc acknowledges there have been shortages of the vaccine, so our team fanned out across the country to see what they could find. in chicago. >> i'm going to log on to flu.gov to find the closest place to get a flu shot. >> reporter: at the pharmacy, success. >> do you have flu vaccine left? >> we certainly do. >> reporter: in new york city, another success. >> so right now you're administering ten vaccines an hour? >> reporter: but in gulfport, mississippi, our first call came up empty. >> we don't have any. >> you don't have any left? >> reporter: tonight, the cdc says if at first you don't succeed keep calling around. >> with these weeks left, rich, can you get the flu twice? >> unfortunately, you can. there is at least three strains of flu that are out there, so if in october, november, you got one strain, you are still susceptible to the other ones. it's not too late to get p
CBS
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
in it latest update today, the c.d.c. says 7.3% of the deaths in this country last week were caused by flu and pneumonia, meaning we have an epidemic. since mid-november, the number of states reporting that flu had reached wide areas has grown week after week after week. it's widespread tonight. in 47 states. flu season started early, but here's the good news: it may be peaking early and here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: the c.d.c. says the number of states reporting high flu activity has dropped from 29 to 24. but in places like new york, the number of cases is still rising at montefiore medical center they're having trouble keeping up. >> this week we hit 371 patients in a 24-hour period. the days following they hit 394. much of it is flu-like illness. >> reporter: the current vaccine is 62% effective. that's about average. but it may be less effective in the elderly whose immune systems are less robust. >> i'm here for your flu shot. >> reporter: in the bronx, health officials are targeting seniors who account for 90% of all flu-related deaths. today nurse stacy rivera was givi
KRON
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
says. the cdc uses data from hospitals and research centers. it's not as close to real time as google flu trends is, but it's probably more accurate. according to the cdc, this is what the county looked like back in october with very minimal flu activity. as we move forward into november and december, the same story plays out as influenza reports start to spike in the south and by new years it's everywhere, just like with google. but here's the good news, if we move forward a week into 2013 the cdc map actually shows that influenza cases started to drop off. the center for disease control has actually seeing fewer flu cases, but in it's not unheard of for cases to dip and then pick back up again as it did in in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> pam: if you're flying in or out of s-f-o this weekend, you could experience some delays. and they have nothing to do with the weather. kron 4's dan kerman explains. a closure of another type is causing problems for commuters on the dumbarton bridge. since the beginning of the year, budget issues have forced the closure of toll boo
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
actually be starting to improve. the cdc just releasing brand-new numbers showing that those numbers that have been very high are declining in parts of the country, and maybe it's your part of the country. it is still a dangerous situation, though, just look at the map. the widespread activity has now spread to 47 states. the cdc's latest count shows that 20 children have now died across the usa, and if that is not bad enough, there are a few other less talked-about illnesses that are also sending a lot of people to the emergency room, those illnesses including whooping cough and a very nasty stomach bug, in fact, a norovirus, our senior medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen is in ft. worth, texas, and she's been tracking all three of these illnesses. i want to start with the most serious and the one creating the most headlines, this flu. so, we are seeing this slowdown that i just mentioned but the numbers are still high. put it in perspective for me, if you can today, elizabeth. >> reporter: do you know what, ashleigh, if you look overall at the whole country, the numbers have gon
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
warnings we are facing an em ep dymmek, the situation may be starting to improve. the cdc is releasing new numbers that show high numbers at least declining in parts of the country. but it is still it, under line this still a very dangerous situation with widespread activity now reported in 48 states. the cdc's latest count shows 20 children have died across the country. we'll have a live report. >>> moving on, it could be one of the most shocking admissions in sports history. "usa today" reporting that cycling superstar lance armstrong will admit to doping in an upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. >> the evidence came out against him, a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. and then in the three months since then, he's been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he's been deciding what to do about it. he's kind of cornered himself because for many years now, he's strenuously denied these doping allegations and with all the evidence that's come out against him, it's hard to deny it anymore. and he's making a calculated decision for himself personally, it's also i
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
suffering widespread flu problem. a short time ago, the c.d.c. released its latest numbers. 20 children have died and now 47 states reporting widespread influenza outbreaks, up from 47 the week before. and these conditions may persist for weeks. but those c.d.c. numbers lag by a couple of weeks and just the last 48 hours we've learned there are now 27 dead in minnesota, 22 in pennsylvania, 18 in massachusetts, 8 in oklahoma, 6 in illinois, in new york, two nursing home patients have died, and it's important to note that the elderly, the ill and the young are considered the most vulnerable. we are going to bring you more developments on this as we get them. well, terrifying new details emerging from a crime drama in los angeles, it sounds like a movie, but it's real. armed robbers burst into a clothing store late last night taking 14 workers hostage before they were rescued by an s.w.a.t. team early this morning. now, we're learning that at least some of the hostages were assaulted during the siege. trace gallagher has more live from los angeles, trace? >> yeah, this began, megyn, as an after
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 5:00am PST
gripped the nation. the cdc reports that 20 children have died, and we know from individual states that more than 100 adults are dead. with 47 states reporting widespread flu activity health officials say it is too soon to know if we are over the peak. in new york, governor cuomo has declared a public health emer emergency because of the flu and it clears the way to vaccinate children more easily. more than 19,000 flu cases have been diagnosed in new york alone. this is how the state commissioner described the number who had to be hospitalized. >> as of january 5th, the state health department received reports of over 2,800 patients hospitalized with laborato laboratory-confirmed influenza compared to 1,169 for all of last year. >> and it is not too late to get your flu shot just like governor cuomo is there. the cdc says that this year's vaccine is a good match for the flu strain going around. >> president obama paid a visit to the clinic at the pentagon this week, and don't worry, not for a case of the flu, but the white house says a routine fit ness evaluation, and the results w
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
and heart attacks. the cdc defines it as having four or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting. john roberts, he is live in atlanta which is home to the cdc. the feds sounding a serious warning here? >> they are sounding a serious warning. one of the reasons is because binge drinking could well beyond four drinks, average was six and most troubling was the prevalence among high school age girls. female high school students nearly 40% of them say they drink at some point during the average month. one in five high school students report binge drinking three times a month. it gets worse as they get older. by the time they reach the twelfth grade, two-thirds of students report binge drink. the problem is still very bad. one in five binge drink. white women reported the most and there is economic factor. highest prevalence making $57,000 a year or more. why is this all important? you alluded a little bit. 12,000 plus deaths per year among women because of binge drinking can lead to a terrible, violence, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, reduced brain function, unintended pregnancies and fetal
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
dangerous and potentially deadly. john roberts in our atlanta newsroom tonight. home of the cdc. hey, john. >> geographic to you, shep. those numbers particularly among high school girls are very troubling. believe it or not it gets worse as the get older. one in five figure for high school girls. by the time they get into college and working world. that number increases in one in four. the heaviest drinkers tend to be white women followed by hispanic women and as they get into the working world, they have more disposable enemy, more money to buy alcohol. the heaviest drinkers tend to have an income of $75,000 and above. now, all of this as can you imagine has serious potential health consequences. accord to the cdc, 12,000 young women die every year from binge drinking. and there are plenty of other things besides death disease-related to worry about according to dr. tom freidman who is the head of the cdc. here is what he tell me. >> when men and women binge drink they are more likely to have particular problems for girls. unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, violence,
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
begin with jonathan serrie in atlanta, where the cdc released the information. >> some are using the term "epidemic" the cdc avoids the term because each flu season is by nature an epidemic. while it remanes unclear how long this flu season will last and how severe it will become, the federal health officials insist it's not too late for americans to protect themselves. >> 47 states with widespread flu activity, cdc announced potential silver lining. flu cases are declining in some region, especially in the south which went to this season's flu season earlier than norm. epidemiologists won't know how accurate the data are until we move further from the holidays. >> a lot of clinics are closed and a lot of people don't go to the doctor or only go when they are sick. je to think about that when we look at the data. in a week or two, post holidays the data will smooth out a little bit to understand more about what is happening. >> the major flu virus is h3n2. it struck early in past years and often hitting hard. news report and stories from ant sick prompted in hold-out to get the l
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 8:00am PST
. 18 children around the country have died from this disease. according to the cdc 41 states reporting widespread flu activity. since october, 2200 people in the hospital because of the flu. in fact, it's so bad in boston as we reported yesterday they declared a public health emergency there. robert bazell joins me more. the cdc is expected to come out with new numbers on this tomorrow. how bad is it expected to be with the new revelation of numbers? >> we have to put this in perspective. don't forget, we have the spine flu in 2009, and 2010, 289 children in total died. the cdc doesn't take track of adults. it would be possible to do that. in addition to the flu, there's a couple other things going on. there's a lot of other viruses circulated this time of year. so everything that is flooding emergency rooms is not just flu. it's also other respiratory diseases. one called norovirus which causes a lot of gastrointestinal problems. it's the flu season will not be as bad as 2003, 2004. will it peak in the next few weeks, but right now, it's pretty bad. >> for those who may have not gotte
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 4:00am PST
house. we'll talk about it on "weekends with alex witt." >>> a new report from the cdc declares the flu is epidemic. 47 american states reporting widespread outbreaks, but hope that the flu season could be peeking. dave gutierrez in an emergency room in brooklyn, new york. let's talk about doctors and how long they expect to see the flu activity. >> alex, good morning. that is a big question right now. doctors in many places aren't sure how long it will last. the cdc expects flu activity to last several more weeks. we're only halfway done with flu season. here in brooklyn, they are very busy. doctors saying that about a third of the kids that come to this area or come to this hospital are showing some signs of flulike symptoms, and in other parts, things improving slightly. in the south, we learned that there seems to be an indication that the flu season may have peeked. flu activity is leveling off. many parts of the country, 47 states reporting widespread instances of the flu. so far, 20 confirmed deaths of children, so right now this is still very serious, alex. >> absolutely. let's
FOX
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am PST
season is officially here. but it may be hard for you to find a flu shot right now. according to the cdc there is a shortage of the flu vaccine and tam ma flu for kids. the shortage blamed on an early start to the flu season and so many more cases of the flu. now according to the cdc between september and december more than 22,000 flu cases were reported. the cdc says this season could be the worst in a decade. and doctors say if you do get a flu shot, it takes up to two weeks for it to become effective. >>> the suspects in a bizarre plot in pittsburgh in the east bay can be released from jail by the end of the day. so far prosecutors have -- police say a young woman plotted with her lover and three others to commit a home invasion robbery. they say it was an attempt to scare the map and make him want to move out of the couples home. the plot turned deadly when the husband fatally stabbed the man that broke into the home. >>> two families are suing oikos university over last years deadly shooting rampage in oakland. seven people died when suspected gunman juan koe opened fire on the sch
FOX
Jan 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
at 0 tte... c.d.c.... predicts bb 2015.../ more than... half the people... living with h.i.v.... . will bb enior the flu season is off to a bad t startin illinois on monday... ... eleven different hossiiaas stopped taking non-emergency patients in their e- r's...because of influx of flu outbreak in oston prompted officials to deccare a public health eeergency... casey says: "tte train ttat's out there that's causing a lot of tte cases is a more virulent strain than some others. so,,as a result more with symptomm bad enough to warrant theirr isit to the emergency department." department."the c-d-c sayss fortyy-ne statts have have 3 ... nothing wwll maae you - feel better.but some people are taking commort n finding someone to blamee plamm. p3 carrie peirce... exppains... how... facebook can help.../ in... tonights worr on the web. &pweb. 33 ii you hhve the flu...a new app can help you track down which friend is spreading the b. bug. "help, i ave he flu," lets ffcebook uuers find who's spreading influenza ased on ffr words like "flu" might have checked in.it also
FOX
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
! woof! some things will. >>> this year's flu season is hitting our nation hard. the cdc reporting more than 40 states with widespread outbreaks. >> that number could go higher when the agency releases new numbers later today. fox5's sherri ly is live at washington hospital center this morning. sherri, how is our area faring? >> reporter: we already know the numbers are alarming across the country and here as well. people are swamping the hospitals, trying to get care. d.c. is reporting more than 300 confirmed flu cases. that's triple the number they had for all of last season. maryland and virginia are also reporting unusually high numbers and that's caused a run on the flu vaccine. doctor's offices and pharmacies are running short. some don't have any at all. the first cases showed up in this area in october. it's spreading fast. people are going to three and four places before they can find the vaccine. some health care providers who ran out do expect to get more in the next few days, but others aren't sure if they can get any more at all. >> the season started early this year, and w
CNN
Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
, both directly and in partnership with the nih, the cdc, and other leading organizations is committed to supporting a wide range of independent medical and scientific research that will both address cte and promote the long-term health and safety of athletes at all levels. >>> major league baseball announced today that starting this year, it's going to test players' blood for human growth hormone, called hgh, during the season. that's going to become the first american sport to do so. it's a significant tipping point. it comes a day after the announcement that for the first time since 1996, no one is getting inducted into the baseball hall of flame. "and the inductees are" -- and the page was empty. the three most well-known players up for induction, sammy sosa, barry bonds, have all been accused of using steroids. will these players eventually get into the hall of flame or not? here's the thing. there's a significant chance this year's snubs will never get enough votes, which could be a painful thing, given that it appears that they had total hall of fame careers, before any steroid
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
. but the cdc estimates flu kills an average of 24,000 people a year. health experts say it's too soon to predict whether this year will be above average, but it certainly started way early. jonathan serrie is live in atlanta, home to the cdc. any word on an end to this? it sounds like it's getting better down south. >> well, you know, that's the strange thing. although flu is widespread in most states, there are early reports suggesting that flu activity may actually be decreasing in some parts of the country. including parts of the south. that could simply be because of lower reporting. people usually put off doctor visits during the holidays except in extreme emergencies. cdc officials say they need a couple more weeks before they can say for sure whether flu activity is actually decreasing in these parts of the country. shep. >> shepard: vaccine supply plentiful, right? >> it is plentiful but so -- there is so much demand for the vaccine now that the cdc is receiving reports of spotty shortages. so, if the first place you check is out of vaccine don't be surprised but don't give up
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 11:30am PST
be sick of this story, but the flu has spread to 47 states. there is some good news now, the cdc says that the situation seems to be slowly improving. so far, though, 20 children have died. and doctors are encouraging those who haven't got the flu sweat yet to go out and get it. our chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta has details. >> the latest numbers from the cdc tell us we're now seeing widespread activity in 47 states. in fact only california, mississippi and hawaii aren't at that level. now it's important to note that this tells us about the spread, but not the severity. and while high levels of activity have gone down a bit in five states, they've actually gone up in several others. >> we're seeing flu in almost every part of the country right now. and lots of it. so we do think that the early signs that the southeast may be starting to go down are hopeful. but i think the message to the folks out there is that there's still lots of flu around. we expect it to be around for several more weeks. but it's still not too late to get vaccinated if you haven't already. >> now
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
of this. >> reporter: we are anticipating a cdc tell louisiana briefing in about half an hour. while 47 states are now reporting wide-spread flu activity cdc officials are expected to balance this with some early indication that in some parts of the country, particularly the south that was hit hard by the flu very early in the season, that there are some early indications that flu activity is actually decreasing in some of these parts of the country. still, concerns over this year's moderate to severe flu season have prompted many patients to seek vaccination within the past couple weeks. listen. >> we are keeping up with the demands, we certainly have seen a much higher need for it this year versus last year, but we are doing our very best to keep all the clinics with all the age-appropriate flu vaccine dozes available to the population. >> also some perspective to give you on the reporting. cdc gathers data from the various state health departments. there is a one-week lag in the reporting, which is why often the numbers will not match some of the antidotal stories that you're hearing
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
vaccine is a critical tool in fighting cancer. the cdc recommends all men and women into their 20s get the hpv vaccine. three doses over the course of at least six months. but for the vaccine to have the greatest benefit, the cdc recommends vaccinating both boys and girls beginning at ages 11 and 12. why so early? the vaccine needs to be given before a young person becomes sexually active to give the body a chance to build antibodies to fight hpv once a person is exposed. >> the belief is that the vaccine is an investment in the young person's future. and if we start to vaccinate people, and we only have 32% of girls vaccinated at this point, we'll see those rates drop over the next ten years or so. >> and perhaps keep the good news on cancer coming. nancy, thank you, as always. >>> we'll take a break. we're back in a moment with the big homecoming tonight on the jersey shore. >>> as you listen to congress fight over the funding for victims of hurricane sandy, remember this, and remember the story you're about to see. it's been 70 days since the storm, and today was move-in day for a l
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
of our 50 states now report widespread influenza activity. that's according to the cdc. that's three more states from just midweek this week. two more children have died from it, bringing the death toll just among children to 20 now. many doctors are reporting this year's illness is definitely more severe. and just like clockwork, here come the questions, and doubts about how effective this year's flu shot is at stopping it. our chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman, is here with us, just back from her tour of four hospital emergency rooms in three different states over four days. nancy, you've seen it from the front lines. >> i have, brian, and i think this is the time we get to address the numbers the federal government is reporting, and, in fact, what the states are doing. and it's the states that are really tracking this epidemic and the growing number of cases and deaths. and every day it's the doctors in offices, in local emergency departments, where the real story can be found. from the moment patients enter the emergency department at the hospital of the university of pennsylv
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
are seeing that early uptick. >> reporter: we're hunting down the flu virus. the cdc told me that in high flu states, 70% to 80% of the coughs around you right now are from the flu. each cough, sneeze or conversation puts flu into the air and into your lungs. it lands on railings, in the diner. everyone touches the salt and pepper shakers. on the atm and on every door you touch. flu virus can survive two to eight hours on plastic or metal. parking meter. how many people have touched this one? like on the bus. if someone was flu touched this three hours ago, i could pick it up on my hand. hands take it to straight to the nose and mouth. watch this. we recorded a meeting and counted how many times people unconsciously touched their face. over 25 minutes, the highest number? 44. and there are new tools to track flu. social media, like that google flu tracker. a facebook app that tries to find which friend gave you the flu. and flu near you, which has 20,000 volunteers who are tracking their symptoms. down to their zip codes. >> you see influenza move from the south and california, but in fact, t
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> there is new research in from the cdc this week, showing an increase in the number of american women who binge drink. the number is now 1 in 8 women. so, we wondered, why the increase? and we want to show you some photos designed to give a warning about how this health problem can also change the way you look. abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: holly used to be one of them. as a teenager, she admits she used to go on wild drinking binges with her friends. >> disgusting. and you are encouraging each other, sitting there going, it's okay, just do it, just do it, fast and telling each other tips on how to drink it faster so you don't taste it. >> reporter: holly's exploits among those featured in the documentary "faded." the cdc says 14 million women bring drink three times a month. drinking about six drinks each time. and the problem's worse overseas. the scottish government is attacking their growing female drinking problem with an app, offering this glimpse to women of what they'll look like if they keep drinking regularly. take your picture, say how much you drink
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
grew up a packers fan. we do know where his loyalties 1111111 >>> the cdc said a nationwide flu outbreak is spreading but now in fewer states. take a look at this map indicating california in green has not yet been hard hit but the outbreak is growing worse in states highlighted inî43Ñ re. tonight what is being done to prevent a major outbreak here. >> these doses are among last available at northern california kaiser facility autos we're running low z there are certain types of the flu vaccine. >> the state believes there is enough available through pharmacies and doctor offices but northern california kaiser patients have used most of the 1.35 million doses purchased by the hospital. >> we're looking to try to find vaccine still available on the market, most of the flu vaccine has been purchased in this country. >> there have been four deaths so far. two in exact an elder#4 patient. there is no rubbing tally of adult deaths cdc estimates there are about 24 thou thour -- 24,000 deaths per year, california in, green, has relatively few cases. tom has never in his life had a fl
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 8:00am PST
of activity at flu klichbs and new warning for women as thieves get violent in an effort >> katie: cdc says a nationwide flu outbreak is spreading. california is green has not been hit yet. the outbreak is worse highlighted in red. heather ishimaru shows us what is being done to prevent a major outbreak here. >> these flu vaccines are last available at kaiser fafls. >> there are certain types of the vaccine we have no longer available. >> there is still enough available to pharmacies and doctors' offices but they have use most of the 3.5 million doses purchased by the hospital. >> we are looking to find vaccine that is still available on the market. most of flu vaccine have been purchased in this country. >> there have been four deaths so far in california. 20 children have died from the flu nationwide. cdc estimates there is about 24,000 deaths a year. it's severe is eastern states but california has relatively few cases. >> tom has never in his life had a flu shot as doctors express urgent care he decided to do it. >> my son got really sick. his dad, i'm deathly ill, he was sick for three
CBS
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
, head and neck.ll that's an effective vaccine. in fact, two of them the c.d.c. recommends for both boys and girls. but only about a third of girls are getting all three doses, you need three doses in order for it to be totally effective of that vaccine so the national cancerat institute said today and dr.he varmus today me specifically there's room for improvement. >> pelley: only a third. doctor, thanks very much. the flu season is off to a bad start. the latest numbers from thes of c.d.c. show that the season ist getting worse. in the last week of december, 41 states reported flu was widespread, that's ten more than st the week before. flu can be dangerous. at least 18 children have died so far. the secretary of state gets a welcome-back gift. what was in the box? when we come back. the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. th hotwi's low pces,we can aord to te an
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
c.d.c. says this is the worst outbreak of the flu in a decade and patients say it is growing increasely difficult to find a flu shot. >> some places have tents at hospitals because there are so many people who are sick. >> i don't want to get it this year. >> this arlington walgreens is trying to keep up with the demand for the flu shots. >> we're on limited supply once we get them we can't keep them in stock. >> at the fission care walk-in clinic they are seeing a spike in clinics with patients with the flu. they say it is not too late to see the benefits of getting the flu shot. >> if you haven't had the flu yet or sometimes even if you have, it can still be protective for the influenza vaccine. >> the c.d.c. says the number of flu cases in maryland and virginia are widespread and in the district of columbia they are reporting three times the number of flu cases than they did last year. reporting live in arlington, suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. >> our team coverage of the flu outbreak continues. we'll take a look at the cost of the flu
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am EST
-- an update from the cdc on the flu season. >> hello. oh my god. >> this is the video prank that has gone a barrel. a virginia man made it appear like nobody was inside his car and made it through various drivers. you have to check this out. good morning washington begins right now. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- rise and shine, washington. it is friday, january 11. >> agreed to have you along. we will start out what jacqui jeras and talk about temperatures, a little bit chilly. >> alert but cooler than yesterday. still not a lot to complain about. temperatures overall will be above average yet again for today. let's take a look our winds because we do have some of changing weather in the next 24 hours. cloudy skies are expected this afternoon with late date showers. you can expect that by your drive home. that should drive -- dry up overnight tonight. temperatures now 30 in manassas, 39 in d.c., 30 four in gaithersburg. -- 34 in gaithersburg. we will warm up to the upper 40's and more 50's
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am EST
. >> coming up this morning, new numbers out due today from the flu outbreak and cdc find out how it is spreading and what's being done to keep you and your family safe all ahead on this friday. >> i am megan pringle alongside charley crowson a lot to talk about today of course. we are going to mention a little football game that's happening tomorrow. for those of you heading to denver you want to know about the weather. but for those heading out the doors let's start there mike. >> what's going on? >> it's pretty chilly. 35 degrees. calm wind at around 7:26. 44 in baltimore city. outside the beltway into the 30s. fred list 38. the weather headlines -- frederick is 38. the weather headlines, it turns foggy tonight and turns into a mild ride through the weekend. temperatures into the 60s. notice the clouds on top of us now. back to the south and west, a big area of low pressure over parts of indianapolis drawing in the moisture and warmth to the south. notice some showers work on maryland's most powerful radar around roanoke and charleston and these are the showers in the viewing a
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 296 (some duplicates have been removed)